Tommy Blackburn, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Tommy Blackburn, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Senior Financial Advisor

Tommy is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School of Business, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business as a Finance major and completed the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) education requirement.  While pursuing his Bachelor’s degree, Tommy observed that taxation was integral in financial planning and decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Accounting at Virginia Tech with a focus in taxation.

After completing his studies and satisfying the respective rigorous education, experience, and ethical requirements of the CFP® Board and Virginia Board of Accountancy, Tommy earned his designation as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) and license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  He also holds the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the following licenses: Series 7, Series 65, Series 63, and Virginia Health, Life and Annuities.

Tommy joined Mason & Associates in 2019.  Prior to joining Mason & Associates, Tommy was a Senior Financial Planner at a respected financial planning firm in Richmond, VA, and also has experience with a “Big 4” public accounting firm.  While new to being a member of Mason & Associates, Tommy has been familiar with the firm for quite some time – John and Tommy graduated from the Virginia Tech Financial Planning Program where they completed their senior financial planning project together, and have kept in close touch ever since.  Tommy’s primary responsibilities consist of working directly with Mason & Associates clients in all aspects of their financial plan, with a particular emphasis on the subjects of tax, retirement, and estate planning. 

Tommy and his wife, Jess, reside in Williamsburg, Virginia with their dog, Harper.  Jess is a graduate of James Madison University and currently works for Citizens One Home Loans as an Assistant Vice President.  They’re enjoying getting to know the area and in their free time love traveling, riding bicycles, hiking, playing sports, checking out local breweries, and taking Harper on walks.  As an added bonus, Jess’s parents also reside in Williamsburg so they’re thrilled to be closer to family.  They are also expanding their family!  Tommy and Jess are expecting their first child, a baby girl, in July!

Tommy’s memberships and designations include:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Life and Health Insurance License in Virginia
  • President of the Central Virginia Financial Planning Association (FPA) chapter
  • Recognized by the Virginia Society of CPA’s as a Top 5 under 35 in 2018
  • Recognized by Investment News as 40 under 40 in 2018
  • Received 2017 Standing Ovation Award in Personal Financial Planning from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Routinely volunteers/lectures/gives back with John to the financial planning program at Virginia Tech
  • Routinely volunteered with NBC 12’s Ask a CPA Tax Hotline
  • Volunteered with Tara’s Children’s Trust (local Richmond, VA charity providing assistance to under privileged children by providing school clothes and supplies
  • Volunteered with Junior Achievement.                                                                              

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